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The Toughcats at One Longfellow Square, February 3

When considering the bands comprising the Portland music scene, in all of its glory, it's easy to forget the Toughcats, because they don't play locally very often.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  February 11, 2011

Tough enough

It’s hard to do genuinely new things with roots music, but the Toughcats have proven with their second album what everybody suspected after hearing their first: They are one of the most creative and inventive bands going today.
Stroll, hop, or Run to the Mill
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 02, 2010

Don't call it clawhammer

Of the 3877 songs currently on my iPod (generation two, 20 gigs) none had “unclassifiable” in the genre description until I loaded the Toughcats’ debut full-length into my iTunes.
The Tough cats hit the mainland with Piñata
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 29, 2006